Cloud-based services are experiencing an increase in demand for these quarantines, as the COVID-19 pandemic affecting globally. Because of the pandemic, remote working is now being implemented, running the business in the comfort of there home relying on project management web applications, digital productivity, and collaboration tools to get their job done. What do cloud services can do to our daily lives?
Remote working already exists, many companies were already turning to project management web applications, online productivity, and collaboration tools for employees of their business. but when the pandemic it was then a call to have employees forced to work at homes. Cloud usage rise and will rise as the pandemic is still going on. Can the internet sustain the increase of cloud-based services?
Cloud services in demand What you should and shouldn’t be concerned about
The Internet’s performance depends on network infrastructure, may it be a fiber connection or by network signals.
- Will the internet collapse? We are now depending too much on the internet, may it be socially, information, and work. Internet experts this may not happen.
- Will it affect the quality of servicer rendered by employees? Yes, depending on the network infrastructure, connectivity to the cloud, the level of demand and traffic, and the ability of network providers. In areas with inadequate or weak network infrastructure but with a lot of users, expect to experience a slower internet because response time takes longer. But for those whose infrastructure allows them to make use of multiple paths, they can continue business as usual.
- Can cloud base IT solutions cope with the demand? For cloud-based providers, that should not be difficult. Since cloud base services are scaling horizontally; meaning if they can distribute the load to different parts of their network.
- Does the increase of demand mean that business data in the cloud will have a harder time retrieving their data? No, retrieving business data stored on a private cloud service (for cybersecurity reasons) will not be affected because they have their own dedicated connections. But those who use the public cloud service to store their data may be affected.
PReparation for the surge in cloud service usage
The whole world is affected by the pandemic, all businesses are affected, even those with cloud infrastructure already. But how they are affected varies.
- Companies that are have already using the cloud services way before the pandemic are the readiest for this new normal of working from home. Implementing multi-cloud infrastructure are more easily to adjust to the increase in demand.
- Global corporations with a presence in different parts of the world, including areas with inadequate infrastructure, will experience connectivity issues. The solution is for them to redirect traffic to their areas with better-developed network infrastructures.
- Having Unified-Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) and Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS) like Google, Microsoft, Zoom, 8x8, Amazon Web Services, and IBM, need to boost their distributed capacities to accommodate the increase in telecommuting.
- Cloud-based services can quick to scale up or down coping up with the demands. Companies are able to scale up will depend on their network architecture and infrastructure they implemented and the kinds of services they offer.
- Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers, like Salesforce and Dropbox, are using a data-driven approach to manage their infrastructure and internet traffic. Rerouting traffic in real-time data to determine where to route their traffic to decongest system and ensure consistent and reliable performance overall.
- Network providers are looking for new and innovative ways to manage traffic and resources. Deploying new infrastructure to areas with slower, unpredictable internet service.
Work from home is now the new normal. If you need help to set up your business for remote working, talk to our IT solution experts today.